Loved ones remember the friend they called Sassy

Angela Williams. (Photo/provided)
Angela Williams. (Photo/provided)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Loved ones mourn the loss of 37-year-old Angela Williams, who collapsed and died while trying to get her children out of the Beavercreek Walmart store when shots were fired. Williams was to be married Saturday, but now friends and family are planning her funeral.

Members of the motorcycle club that Angela was a part of called her “Sassy.” They think of her as more a family member and say they have lost members before, but nothing this unexpected. All they want now is for everyone to know the person she really was.

“She was always uplifting. Always cheerful. If she had a bad day you’d never know it,” is how The Forgotten Breed motorcycle club president Rick Fogel describes Williams.

“It seemed like every time she walked in a room, you wouldn’t even have to flip a light switch on. Her smile would brighten the whole room up,” said club member Chris Mulins.

These aren’t friends who see each other every weekend. It is more like dinner together five or six days a week. That same bond is giving them strength to support Angela’s fiance. Club members said Angela met her fiance Stubz two years ago.

“I talked to Stubz today, and I told him ‘keep your chin up. We will get through this together. We will make it. We will get through this together, like we have everything else,’ and he said, ‘I know,'” Fogel said.

They want people to know that Angela was running to protect her children Tuesday night when she suffered a medical condition inside the store. As her second family, it’s their mission to take care of her other family.

“We will make it. Stubz will make it. Her children will make it. Her baby girl. She has a nine year old daughter who was with her. We’re going to take special care of her. Take special attention to make sure that baby girl is well taken care of.”

They’re still working out the details, but Angela’s funeral will likely be this weekend.

This group also wanted to extend their condolences to John Crawford’s family members and the people grieving on that side of the story. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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